Unlikely Stories Presents

B. M. BRADLEY conceals his first name

"To be nobody but myself; in a world which is doing it's best night and day to make me everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."
--e. e. cummings

To the Unlikely Stories home pagea picture of a man trying to look normalB. M. Bradley's voice is the gritty, hardened, pained voice of the street poet; his subjects are sex, violence, and the despair of the poor. He uses stark, straightforward language to express humor, terror, and a sensitivity toward human relations that is often absent in the works of more formal poets. Bradley's work is frequently both comforting in its warmth and nauseating in its intensity.

Bradley is a heavily tattooed forty-two year old recovering addict living and working in the Los Angeles area. His hobbies and interests include the Discovery channel, A&E, poetry, music, sex, motorcycles and writing. His work as writer is greatly influenced by twenty-five years of active drug addiction, sex, and petty crime. Such experiences have given him his own unique voice and point of view as a writer. We have two interviews with him, one from 1999 and one from 1998. You can also check out his site, Wanton, or drop him a line at wanton@wanton.com.

B. M.'s works here at Unlikely Stories are:

July 1999 - July 2000:
Kiss 1
Hyper-Boil Crawling
Red Cocksuckers
Storyboard Time
Points That Walk

July 1998 - July 1999:
Three-Way Split Out My Window
Vague Saint
Beth Room
Slam Three Hot Tears
Beginning Clench
Old Days Balance
Silverlake Poet
After Empty Sensations
Seventeen Test
Oh Baby Chocolate
Sick One of Two Things
Breakfast Bed-Time Story
Sex Closet
Arms Playground
Dear Jesus 62
Would You Talk Talk